Commission Grantees 

The Human Services Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for specified count general funds in the Human Services Fund as well as federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.


Image courtsey of Community Action CommissionBasic Services and Best Practices Grants

Basic services and best practices grants are dispersed in three-year increments. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the board approved the commission's recommendations to provide more than $1 million to the following organizations for their second year of funding:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley ($80,000)
  • Carrillo Counseling Services Inc., dba New Beginnings ($6,150)
  • Casa Esperanza Homeless Center ($80,000)
  • Catholic Charities ($35,000)
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) ($20,000)
  • Community Action Commission ($60,000)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates ($30,000)
  • Domestic Violence Solutions ($35,000)
  • Family Service Agency ($30,000)
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County ($35,000)
  • Friendship Adult Day Care Center Inc. ($15,000)
  • Good Samaritan Shelter ($110,000)
  • Independent Living Resource Center, Inc ($50,000)
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. ($36,150)
  • North County Rape Crisis ($25,000)
  • Orcutt Area Seniors in Service, Inc. ($6,150)
  • Pacific Pride Foundation ($6,150)
  • Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels Inc. ($10,000)
  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center ($36,150)
  • Santa Maria Valley FISH Meals On Wheels ($10,000)
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People ($30,000)
  • Sarah House Santa Barbara ($5,000)
  • St. Vincent's ($86,150)
  • Transition House ($30,000)
  • Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara (Fiscal Umbrella) ($20,000)
  • Unity Shoppe, Inc. ($25,000)
  • Valley Haven ($15,000)
  • Visiting Care and Companions ($6,100)
  • VTC Enterprises ($6,000)
  • WillBridge of Santa Barbara, Inc. ($30,000)

 

Image courtsey of Isla Vista Youth ProjectsMini Grants

Mini grants are awarded annually for agency capacity building projects. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the board approved the commission's recommendations to provide $59,000 in funding to the following organizations:

  • Carrillo Counseling ($7,000)
  • CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates ($7,000)
  • Community Counseling and Education Center ($5,000)
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County ($7,000)
  • Future Leaders of America ($6,000)
  • People's Self-Help Housing ($7,000)
  • Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family ($7,000)
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People ($7,000)
  • United Boys and Girls UBGC ($6,000)

   

Emergency Solutions Grants

The Human Services Commission evaluates and prioritizes Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) from federal funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are designated for the provision of basic shelter and essential supportive services to homeless persons including victims of domestic violence. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the board approved the commission's recommendations to provide more than $130,000 in funding to the following organizations:

  • Carrillo Counseling Services, dba New Beginnings Counseling Center ($12,300)
  • Domestic Violence Solutions ($7,500)
  • Good Samaritan Shelter ($38,432)
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County ($5,433)
  • PATH Santa Barbara ($34,953)
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People ($14,500)
  • Transition House ($11,000)
  • WillBridge of Santa Barbara, Inc. ($7,800)

   

Image courtsey of Isla Vista Youth ProjectsCommunity Development Block Grant Public Services Awards

The Human Services Commission evaluates and prioritizes Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for public services from federal funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds assist low- and moderate-income individuals and households with safety net services as well as housing programs and other community development needs. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, the board has approved the commission's recommendations to provide more than $145,000 in funding to the following organizations:

  • Casa Serena, Inc. ($13,923)
  • Catholic Charities, Santa Barbara Region ($11,000)
  • Community Action Commission ($15,222)
  • Good Samaritan Shelter ($29,995)
  • PATH (16,800)
  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center ($13,923)
  • Santa Maria Valley Fish – Meals on Wheels ($13,923)
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People ($19,084)
  • Willbridge of Santa Barbara, Inc. ($13,923)